Controversial Books

This page shows your 100 most controversial books, as measured by the standard deviation of members star ratings. (This is also the source of the Zeitgeist category "25 Books People Can't Agree on.") To be included, a book must have been rated at least 20 times. Work titles are given.

1.3343.07The Journals of Eleanor Druse: My Investigation of the Kingdom Hospital Incident by Eleanor Druse
1.3314.07Kit: An American Girl, 1934 by Valerie Tripp
1.3243.6The Luckiest Girl by Beverly Cleary
1.3233.78Cat Raise the Dead by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
1.2323.5Cold Streets by P. N. Elrod
1.2173.21Heck: Where the Bad Kids Go (Circles of Heck) by Dale E. Basye
1.2163.69Lady Crymsyn by P. N. Elrod
1.2083.81Aliens Ate My Homework by Bruce Coville
1.2053.2Witch and Wizard by James Patterson
1.2043.3Day of the Dead by J. A. Jance
1.1863.51Something in the Water by Charlotte MacLeod
1.1793.2A Christmas Journey by Anne Perry
1.1753.52Haunted by Heather Graham
1.1623.42The Dark Sleep by P. N. Elrod
1.1572.75Southern Cross by Patricia Cornwell
1.1533.49Narcissus in Chains by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.153.15Sour Puss by Rita Mae Brown
1.1493.73Doctor Who and the Daleks by David Whitaker
1.1434.19The Witch Family by Eleanor Estes
1.1423.16The Cat Who Dropped a Bombshell by Lilian Jackson Braun
1.1393.09The Cat Who Went Bananas by Lilian Jackson Braun
1.1333.96Meet Samantha: An American Girl by Susan S. Adler
1.1333.48Nightseer by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.1323.72The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
1.1313.72Mistral's Kiss by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.1273.51Unhinged by Sarah Graves
1.1213.22Engaged to Die by Carolyn Hart
1.1213.11Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Ben H. Winters
1.1183.45A Chill in the Blood by P. N. Elrod
1.1142.98Bell, Book, and Scandal by Jill Churchill
1.1063.58The Very Bloody History of Britain (Without the Boring Bits) by John Farman
1.0993.42The Cat Who Smelled a Rat by Lilian Jackson Braun
1.0983.38Trick or Treat Murder (Lucy Stone Mysteries, No. 3) by Leslie Meier
1.0933.99The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog by John R. Erickson
1.093The House of Seven Mabels by Jill Churchill
1.0863.3Our Lady of Pain by Marion Chesney
1.0823.67Without Due Process by J. A. Jance
1.0813.76A Stroke of Midnight by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.083.8A Kiss of Shadows by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0783.57Cat on the Edge by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
1.0763.55Something M.Y.T.H. Inc. by Robert Asprin
1.0763.85Seaward by Susan Cooper
1.0743.4Ultimate X-Men Vol. 5: Ultimate War by Mark Millar
1.0683.78Charmed & Ready by Candace Havens
1.0683.29The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer: My Life at Rose Red by Ridley Pearson
1.0673.07A Midsummer Night's Scream by Jill Churchill
1.0673.91Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
1.0663.5The Goodbye Body by Joan Hess
1.0663.23Are You in the House Alone? by Richard Peck
1.0653.43A Christmas Grace by Anne Perry
1.0643.84Swallowing Darkness by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0623.25Flirt by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0623.33Bubbles in Trouble by Sarah Strohmeyer
1.0613.68Divine Misdemeanors by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0613.6Myth-Gotten Gains by Robert Asprin
1.0583.79Seduced by Moonlight by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0553.86A Lick of Frost by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0533.76The Monsters of Morley Manor by Bruce Coville
1.0513.23The Cat Who Went Up the Creek by Lilian Jackson Braun
1.053.13Death of a Darklord by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.053.31A Clue for the Puzzle Lady by Parnell Hall
1.0493.36Tall, Dark & Dead by Tate Hallaway
1.0493.55Dragonshadow by Barbara Hambly
1.0493.25The Cat Who Talked Turkey by Lilian Jackson Braun
1.0473.14Trace by Patricia Cornwell
1.0473.54The Tail of the Tip-Off by Rita Mae Brown
1.0443.77Where There's a Witch by Madelyn Alt
1.0443.65You've Got Murder by Donna Andrews
1.0433.9I Can Has Cheezburger?: A LOLcat Colleckshun by Professor Happycat
1.0433.47The Copenhagen Connection by Elizabeth Peters
1.0373.53Undead and Unwelcome by MaryJanice Davidson
1.0373.38Cravings [Anthology 4-in-1] by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0373.77Vanish with the Rose by Barbara Michaels
1.0343.66The Black Swan by Mercedes Lackey
1.0253.41The Grave Tattoo by Val McDermid
1.0233.85Wet Grave by Barbara Hambly
1.0223.85Jane and the Prisoner of Wool House by Stephanie Barron
1.023.81Obsidian Butterfly by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.024.03Dead in Dixie by Charlaine Harris
1.023.6The Toynbee Convector by Ray Bradbury
1.023.19Douglas Adams's Starship Titanic by Terry Jones
1.0193.28Evans Above by Rhys Bowen
1.0184.01Days of the Dead by Barbara Hambly
1.0173.79Reflecting the Sky by S.J. Rozan
1.0133.38The Blood Countess by Andrei Codrescu
1.0133.38Cycle of the Werewolf by Stephen King
1.0123.52Click Here for Murder by Donna Andrews
1.0123.64Curses! Broiled Again!: The Hottest Urban Legends Going by Jan Harold Brunvand
1.0113.44The Cat Who Robbed a Bank by Lilian Jackson Braun
1.013.52Once Dead, Twice Shy by Kim Harrison
1.013.56Cross Bones by Kathy Reichs
1.013.93A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
1.0083.54The Book of Earth by Marjorie B. Kellogg
1.0083.72Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter
1.0073.63Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr
1.0073.65My Teacher Flunked the Planet by Bruce Coville
1.0073.68Execution Dock by Anne Perry
1.0073.78The Secret Order of the Gumm Street Girls by Elise Primavera
1.0073.71Shadowland by Peter Straub
1.0073.61Myth-Told Tales by Robert Asprin
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